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scrivener
05-10-2006, 08:16 PM
I'll have a vodka gimlet. Maybe two.





:e2drunk:

Glynis
05-11-2006, 02:48 AM
:e2poke:

scrivener
05-11-2006, 06:25 AM
Okay, okay. Ouch!


I'm a dead writer.

Glynis
05-11-2006, 03:34 PM
A dead writer, eh? A lot of them around...

What character from Greek tragedy are you?

scrivener
05-11-2006, 04:31 PM
I would be the chorus in a Greek tragedy.

Zonk
05-11-2006, 06:55 PM
What reptile are you?:D:D:D

scrivener
05-11-2006, 07:43 PM
Reptile: one of the two wrapped around the caduceus.

Glynis
05-12-2006, 01:25 AM
Oh! That's a big clue. I still have no guess...

What actor would play you in the mini series of your life?

scrivener
05-12-2006, 05:19 PM
I was a writer and director, not an actor. My stature could never be confined into what you call a "mini-series.' I did write numerous short pieces of literature in various forms but for an actor, if you must have one, look to Toulouse Lautrec as he appeared in Moulin Rouge.

Glynis
05-12-2006, 06:23 PM
Jose Ferrer, eh?

Hmm. What city are you?

scrivener
05-12-2006, 06:38 PM
I lived during a time in which one lived in many cities and traveled a great deal.


I lived Paris, St. Petersburg, Nice, the Crimea, Moscow, many places. Much of this traveling was due to the kind of work I did and in finding patrons and receptive audiences.

Glynis
05-12-2006, 09:17 PM
What painting are you?

scrivener
05-12-2006, 10:12 PM
http://www.buckhornmeadows.com/images/cherries-circle.jpghttp://www.bigrockeditions.com/images/mcvicker/thumbnails/Still-Life-With-Cherry-Blossoms-&-Cherries-200.jpg




http://www.pcimagenetwork.com/blossom/p1th.jpg

Glynis
05-13-2006, 11:00 PM
What "cat" are you?

scrivener
05-14-2006, 06:31 AM
Anagram -- actor



Although not one myself, I knew many of these colorful creatures. (Just to defray any outrage re: post 2019.)

Footsteps
05-17-2006, 01:42 AM
Footsteps has tiptoed away. We haven't heard from him in ages.
In that case I get to be Footsteps!
We all missed you, Footsteps! Easter came and went and I could not find a single Runny Babbit.
Footsteps! :hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :hi:Glad to see the three of you are keeping the game alive with occasional appearances from Alleycat and myself.
Honoré de Balzac? If not, then what bridge are you?

scrivener
05-17-2006, 02:03 AM
Kemmeny Bridgehttp://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Fedor-Alekseev/View-of-the-Kremlin-and-the-Kamenny-Bridge-in-Moscow-1810s-Giclee-Print-C11721047.jpeg (http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/pd--11721047/sp--A/View_of_the_Kremlin_and_the_Kamenny_Bridge_in_Mosc ow_1810s.htm#)http://artfiles.art.com/images/pub/galleries/ShadowLG_RightTop.jpghttp://artfiles.art.com/images/pub/galleries/ShadowLG_BottomLeft.jpghttp://artfiles.art.com/images/misc/blank.gifhttp://artfiles.art.com/images/pub/galleries/ShadowLG_BottomRight.jpghttp://artfiles.art.com/images/pub/galleries/ShadowLG_RightTop.jpghttp://artfiles.art.com/images/pub/galleries/ShadowLG_BottomLeft.jpghttp://artfiles.art.com/images/misc/blank.gifhttp://artfiles.art.com/images/pub/galleries/ShadowLG_BottomRight.jpg

Footsteps
05-17-2006, 02:27 AM
It's Kamenny or Kamennyi or the Bolshoi Kammenyi Bridge. Regardless, it doesn't help me much.

Footsteps
05-17-2006, 02:31 AM
Ahh, Anton Chekhov

scrivener
05-17-2006, 03:43 AM
DA! You are right, Footsteps, and that makes you it! Aren't you glad you stopped by? Glynis and I have been holding down the fort (are forts prone to flight?) with an occasional riff from Zonk (now lost in the rainforest of Costa Rica) and it will be nice to have a fresh voice. Good to hear from you.

Scrivener

Footsteps
05-17-2006, 03:53 AM
OK, I am a living poet.

scrivener
05-17-2006, 05:07 AM
What landscape are you?:Sun:

Footsteps
05-17-2006, 05:54 AM
What landscape are you?:Sun:Along the Yellow River.http://sacu.org/gallery/pyellow.jpg

scrivener
05-17-2006, 06:26 AM
Ha Jin? Along the Yalu River?

Interesting.

If not, what "cat" would you be?

What a beautiful picture!

Footsteps
05-17-2006, 06:56 AM
The younger Ha Jin and I have much in common. Although we both love our native land, we both must live and write in exile. However, we write in different languages.

the scattered dry bones of a man.

scrivener
05-17-2006, 07:20 AM
Bei Dao?

Footsteps
05-17-2006, 03:04 PM
Bei Dao?The younger Bei Dao, -- the pen name Zhao Zhenkai chooses to go by --, and I have much in common. Although we both love our native land, we both must live and write in exile. These young poets prefer to wear their hair short. :)

scrivener
05-18-2006, 06:44 AM
How to hmmm in Mandarin?

Footsteps
05-18-2006, 07:49 AM
What happened to all those good metaphorical questions that are the backbone of this game?

scrivener
05-18-2006, 09:05 AM
Better question: What happened to the game?

Answer: Many askers of good metaphorical questions no longer playing.

================================================== =========

Question: Possibly metaphorical. What tree are you?

Footsteps
05-18-2006, 02:50 PM
What tree are you?The Tea plant (yeah, I know it's really a bush, the Camellia sinensis, but hey!).
The flavor of leaves' season-long golden light
The flavor of a nameless trembling that
sweeps the body from head to foot

If that answer doesn't help you, here are some other "trees" that frequent my works: bigotry, symmetry, gallantry, pageantry, often country, and always poetry.

Glynis
05-18-2006, 03:35 PM
What poem are you?

Footsteps
05-18-2006, 04:20 PM
What poem are you?Hi, Glynis.


Who am I
I am the lonely soul of a waterfall
A poem
Dwelling forever in solitude
My drifting song the meandering trace of a
Dream
My only audience
The still.

scrivener
05-18-2006, 06:28 PM
Good old Glynis, gets right to the point.

I think you must be Huang Xiang. A remarkable poet and remarkable person.

My computer is acting weird and I would rather not be it, if indeed my answer is correct.

Footsteps
05-19-2006, 12:05 AM
Good old Glynis, gets right to the point.

I think you must be Huang Xiang. A remarkable poet and remarkable person.

My computer is acting weird and I would rather not be it, if indeed my answer is correct.Yes, I am indeed Huang Xiang.

A few weeks ago, I [Footsteps, that is] had the privilege of hearing Huang speak at our local university. He gave several poems in Chinese and then each one was followed by a woman reading the English translation. However, he read with such passion and drama it didn't matter that I didn't understand Chinese; it was still a pleasure to hear him. I had always considered myself fortunate that, in 1958, I had the privilege of hearing Robert Frost read his works. Now I feel the same way about Huang Xiang.

scrivener
05-19-2006, 10:44 AM
What good fortune for you. To hear a poet is always a great priviledge. Somehow the language barrier disappears. I think poetry should always be spoken but alas...

scrivener
05-19-2006, 10:49 AM
How fortunate for you. It is always a privilege to hear a poet read. Thanks for intruducing him to me.


Okay, I don't see eager hands waving to be "it" so I'll try something.

How about a return to mythology? I am a character from Greek myth.

Footsteps
05-19-2006, 02:56 PM
How about a return to mythology? I am a character from Greek myth.What household appliance are you?

Bartholomew
05-19-2006, 03:19 PM
How fortunate for you. It is always a privilege to hear a poet read. Thanks for intruducing him to me.


Okay, I don't see eager hands waving to be "it" so I'll try something.

How about a return to mythology? I am a character from Greek myth.

Are your BARTULES!? =)

No? Oh, my. That staggers me. I was sure I was correct, given all of the amassed evidence.

What kind of novel are you?

scrivener
05-19-2006, 03:27 PM
What household appliance are you?

I really have no idea what you are talking about. My slaves take care of all those menial tasks. It would offend them if I even so much as brushed my own hair. I cannot imagine what manner of person you may be to ask such a question. I am myself offended. Do you have no knowledge of the noble households? Please do not contact me again. This must be some sort of mistake. I will speak to the scribe.

scrivener
05-19-2006, 03:35 PM
Are your BARTULES!? =)

No? Oh, my. That staggers me. I was sure I was correct, given all of the amassed evidence.

What kind of novel are you?


Are you sure you are in the correct location?

I do not know what a novel is. I have never heard of such a thing. Really, the scribes are getting very lazy and careless.

Glynis
05-19-2006, 09:05 PM
What tree are you?

My smilies have vanished or you would see that little guy sinking under water...

scrivener
05-19-2006, 09:40 PM
Tree: Olive Also the pear tree which is sacred to women.


You mean this one?:e2drown: :e2drown: :e2drown: :e2drown: Did the floods get to you after all? Very sorry.

Footsteps
05-21-2006, 02:02 AM
Hera?

If not, what "cat" are you?

scrivener
05-21-2006, 02:37 AM
Hera?

If not, what "cat" are you?

Oh, not Hera. She hates me for my father's indiscretions. :mad:


Catastrophe :e2teeth:

Glynis
05-21-2006, 06:28 PM
Which Muse are you? Unless you are a muse.

Yup, no smilies here.

scrivener
05-21-2006, 06:57 PM
As Queen Victoria was quoted as saying, "I am not a..." oh, leave it.


I would best be represented by Calliope, she of epic poetry;

Erato, she of love poetry; and, alas, Melpomene, she of tragedy.



NB. According to one source at least

Footsteps
05-23-2006, 03:11 AM
Say, does anyone know why this forum is called "Absolute Writers?" As opposed to "Relative Writers?" Yeah, yeah, I know "off-topic" (there used to be a smilie for that.)

scrivener
05-23-2006, 02:48 PM
Maybe we should be Absolut! as on the back covers of The New Yorker.

You'll have to take it up with the management.

Meanwhile, I (it) got to thinking and decided that in the modern idiom (shudder) she could be a household gadget, a can opener. A can opener for a can of worms.:ROFL:

See Post 2048

Footsteps
05-23-2006, 11:44 PM
a can of worms.:ROFL:Medusa? If not, which breakfast cereal are you?

scrivener
05-24-2006, 01:15 AM
Breakfast cereal: Trix :)

Zonk
05-24-2006, 03:31 AM
Posted by a commentator on Dave Barry's blog...



In ancient Greek cereal mythology,Captian Crunch is the most powerful and father of all lesser deities..He fathered Snap and Pop in a in a cereal God love romp with the Trix rabbit who disguised herself as a Mermaid and seduced him over several years...Not knowing his real wife had been pregnant with his son,Crackle,who was concieved before he sailed off to search for the prized "Golden Grahams".So you see they put Snap and Pop together so the Trix Rabbit won't put a spell on Crackle and turn him into the Sugar Smacks Frog..


link is here (http://blogs.herald.com/dave_barrys_blog/2004/08/olympics_update_4.html)

Heracles?

If not, what animal are you?

:D:D:D

scrivener
07-05-2006, 10:47 PM
:cry: Oh no. All those priceless words of wisdom and jest -- lost! Gone forever!:e2cry:

Whatever shall we do?

Glynis
07-06-2006, 03:31 PM
I'm out of town at the moment and the promised internet connection here has been sketchy at best. I'm sorry for dropping the ball! Back in a couple of days.

Zonk
07-06-2006, 04:01 PM
:cry: Oh no. All those priceless words of wisdom and jest -- lost! Gone forever!:e2cry:

Whatever shall we do?

Well, we're writers - we'll just write some more ;)

:D:D:D

alleycat
07-10-2006, 03:32 PM
:cry: Oh no. All those priceless words of wisdom and jest -- lost! Gone forever!:e2cry:


Not to mention the tragic loss of dancing bananas, puppy dogs and whatever that thing is.

:banana: :e2bear: :e2bouncey

Glynis
07-10-2006, 04:05 PM
Is that the stay puff marshmallow man?
Nice ticker AC. Good luck finishing the WIP! Woo hoo!

Okay, I am back on-line and just generally feverish...

I am a dead writer.

scrivener
07-11-2006, 03:39 AM
Write in Peace, Alleycat.:e2flowers Good for you!

scrivener
07-11-2006, 03:42 AM
Good to have you back, Glynis!


What landscape would you be?

Glynis
07-11-2006, 03:56 PM
A hillside. ;)

Tre
07-12-2006, 03:25 AM
How would your hair be styled?

scrivener
07-12-2006, 07:31 AM
What tool would you be?

Zonk
07-12-2006, 08:01 AM
How would your hair be styled?

Welcome to the Game, Tre :welcome:

:D:D:D

Tre
07-12-2006, 08:15 AM
Welcome to the Game, Tre :welcome:

:D:D:D

Thank you for the welcome! I don't think I'm very good at this game.

Glynis
07-12-2006, 04:12 PM
welcome Tre!

Hairstyle? a tight knot at the back.

Tool? A car, but I think that might be misleading.

scrivener
07-12-2006, 04:21 PM
Now why are your clues misleading? What good does that do? A misleading car...

What sport are you? (misleadingly):e2steer:

Glynis
07-12-2006, 06:08 PM
It will all make sense in the end, Scriv. At least, it makes sense to me.

Sport? Baseball.

scrivener
07-13-2006, 04:55 AM
Who would play you in a movie/TV series of your life?

Glynis
07-13-2006, 03:34 PM
Barbara Stanwyck - that won't help much either.

scrivener
07-14-2006, 06:19 AM
Well then, give us some help! Barbara Stanwyck in a bun is not an appealing picture.


What food?

Zonk
07-14-2006, 07:31 AM
What reptile are you?

:D:D:D

Tre
07-14-2006, 07:32 AM
Edith Wharton?

If not, what disease would you be?

Glynis
07-14-2006, 02:54 PM
Food: A lightly toasted bun with a rock in the center.

Reptile: A garder snake

Nope, not Wharton.

Disease: Most definitely some form of psychosis.

scrivener
07-14-2006, 05:57 PM
Good question, Tre. :)

Are you Sylvia Plath?

In which of history's many scandals would you be most at home?

Glynis
07-14-2006, 06:04 PM
What an excellent question, Scriv. Of the scandals we currently know about....

The Salem Witch Trials, though I don't think I would be so comfortable.

Tre
07-15-2006, 12:47 AM
Shirley Jackson?

If not, what kind of furniture would you be?

Glynis
07-15-2006, 02:54 AM
Woo Hoo!!!! We have a winner! For the correct answer of Shirley Jackson you win a year's supply of stones to heave at your neighbors.... ;)

Actually, Tre, I think Scrivener has tweaked my computer so I can't give you a conga line of dancing bananas.

In any case, you are "It" my friend.

scrivener
07-15-2006, 03:02 AM
IN MEMORIUM: :banana:

Tre
07-15-2006, 03:34 AM
Oh my gosh, I can't believe it! Just a bit ago while driving home, I was thinking about the "Essences" of a subject if I ever got to be "it". I really never thought I would. I'm not that bright.

I'm another dead writer.

Zonk
07-15-2006, 04:03 AM
Oh my gosh, I can't believe it! Just a bit ago while driving home, I was thinking about the "Essences" of a subject if I ever got to be "it". I really never thought I would. I'm not that bright.

I'm another dead writer.

Beginner's luck :tongue

WTG Tre!

Who are you?

:D:D:D

Tre
07-15-2006, 04:19 AM
Beginner's luck :tongue

WTG Tre!

Who are you?

:D:D:D

Certainly beginner's luck.

I'm another dead writer.

scrivener
07-15-2006, 04:52 AM
You will have to forgive Zonk, Tre. He doesn't always read things. He has some other faults...but I can't go into those. Good on you for your guess. Not beginner's luck at all.

What plant are you? (Essentially)

Tre
07-15-2006, 05:13 AM
What plant are you? (Essentially)?

A magnolia.

scrivener
07-15-2006, 07:19 AM
Margaret Mitchell?


If not, what type of material, as in clothing?

scrivener
07-15-2006, 11:47 AM
Hi everybody,

Something which might be of interest to all, PBS is running a program and companion website called How Art Made the World
http://www.pbs.org/howartmadetheworld/ that is both beautiful and fascinating. Of particular interest to writers (us) is the part of the site devoted to interactive storytelling. You make up your own story with the gorgeous and mythical images given, edit it, even add a soundtrack, although this last is not working quite right yet. It isn't making a "movie," or at least not to me, but rather a new and quite different form of seeing and creating and, yes, retelling stories. I really had a wonderful time and I find the site a beautiful exploration of the creative process. So I thought I would pass it along.

Scrivener

Tre
07-15-2006, 12:11 PM
I wish I got PBS. I live in the middle of nowhere and only occasionally get PBS, otherwise it's just the four channels.

Material? Seersucker, I think.

scrivener
07-15-2006, 12:27 PM
Tre,

Can you log on to the website, pbs.org? The website is what is interactive and you obviously have some kind of online access. I hope you can. :e2writer:

Glynis
07-15-2006, 01:41 PM
What kind of "Cat" (as in catsup, catastrophe, etc) are you?

Tre
07-15-2006, 10:03 PM
What kind of "Cat" (as in catsup, catastrophe, etc) are you?

Hmmmmm. Catty.

Glynis
07-16-2006, 12:32 AM
What kind of alcohol are you?

Tre
07-16-2006, 01:21 AM
What kind of alcohol are you?

Bloody Mary

scrivener
07-16-2006, 05:26 AM
Tennessee Williams?:hat:


What climate?

Tre
07-16-2006, 08:53 AM
Tennessee Williams?:hat:


What climate?

Good guess, but no.

Climate? Muggy.

Glynis
07-16-2006, 03:34 PM
So we have a catty southerner in a seersucker suit drinking Bloody Marys on a muggy day :)

You're sure it's not Williams? Hmm.

What poem are you?

scrivener
07-17-2006, 05:55 AM
So we have a catty southerner in a seersucker suit drinking Bloody Marys on a muggy day :)

You're sure it's not Williams? Hmm.

What poem are you?


Under a magnolia tree.

scrivener
07-17-2006, 06:05 AM
So we have a catty southerner in a seersucker suit drinking Bloody Marys on a muggy day :)

You're sure it's not Williams? Hmm.

What poem are you?


Sounds like Truman Capote.

Tre
07-17-2006, 06:50 AM
Sounds like Truman Capote.

You got it!

scrivener
07-17-2006, 08:40 AM
Okay, we're not in Kansas anymore. (A rather lame pun referring to the late Mr. Capote and the film using his name.)



I am an entertainer, one of the greatest, although I don't make many appearances now.

Tre
07-17-2006, 09:45 AM
What food would you be?

scrivener
07-17-2006, 10:45 AM
What food would you be?


Grits. ;)

Glynis
07-17-2006, 03:16 PM
What article of clothing?

:banana: Hey, look, I figured out the secret code!

scrivener
07-17-2006, 04:03 PM
Something dressy and feminine, sexy but never, never trashy.

Certainly not a banana skin! I heard that Josephine wore that...or was it the whole banana?

Glynis
07-17-2006, 08:44 PM
What style of architecture are you?

scrivener
07-17-2006, 08:53 PM
Graceful, flowing but with strong lines. And distinctive. The Chrysler building in NYC or the Sydney opera house -- although that might be misleading. The architecture of music would be the most accurate answer.

Tre
07-17-2006, 11:51 PM
What hairstyle would you be?

scrivener
07-18-2006, 05:42 AM
It is interesting about hairstyles. In the '40's I wore my hair either pulled back or up rather formally or in that "Welcome home, Boys" flip or inverted pageboy. Now of course I wear it very short. Naturally my hair was more difficult to arrange than that of most girls.

Tre
07-18-2006, 06:02 AM
Della Reese?

If not, what animal would you be?

scrivener
07-18-2006, 07:12 AM
Not Della. She is good, but honey, I was a Star!

Animal: a panther

Tre
07-18-2006, 08:31 AM
Eartha Kitt?

If not, are you sure you aren't dead? :roll:

What beverage would you be?

scrivener
07-18-2006, 09:16 AM
Not funny, child. Not funny. I have lived a long, good time. Dignity and grace are mine to command even yet. I have worked hard. I started early and I'm still here.

Eartha Kitt, Oprah -- who are these people?

Oh, beverage. "I get no kick from champagne..."

Tre
07-18-2006, 01:39 PM
Ruth Brown?

If not, what kind of candy would you be?

scrivener
07-18-2006, 02:28 PM
Cotton Candy.

Oh, I could sing anything but my best music was before Rock 'n Roll, R&B, although I was a lady who could really sing the blues.* And Jazz. And bring the house down. I was in Hollywood, I sang with Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas, but there were always battles and compromises and outright insults. I told them when I went out there (to Hollywood) that I was not going to play a maid, or a nanny or some African slave girl. And often, in the early days and even later others took credit for my work. Ava Gardner, for example, learned to lip sync while I sang. Some of my best work -- but I didn't get credit for it. Not then. You might have to go back a few years more. I did a one woman show on Broadway, not many people can do that. It ran for a long time and is still a top album from that period.

You are getting close. You'll find out who I am.

*Don't take that to literally.

Tre
07-18-2006, 06:20 PM
Now that you hand it to me on a plate, Lena Horne. I think you should go again.

scrivener
07-18-2006, 06:43 PM
Oh, no. You did very well and I admit "it" was a little difficult. So you deserve the
:TheWave:


and maybe Glynis can pick it up. Glynis? Or Zonk, who is peripatetic to say the least, or Alleycat and what can you expect with a name like that?
Or you could draft a friend into service. We need more live bodies.

Glynis
07-18-2006, 06:51 PM
Plea heard, Scriv.

I am a dead writer. :)

Tre
07-18-2006, 07:13 PM
Which one of the seven dwarves would you be?

Zonk
07-18-2006, 07:36 PM
Which one of the seven dwarves would you be?

You learn quickly, Tre: here only a couple weeks and already asking the dwarf question, LOL.

And to scriv: I only follow Aristotle in his advice on how stories should be constructed. Sometimes. :tongue

What emoticon are you, Glynis?

:D:D:D

Glynis
07-18-2006, 07:40 PM
There is no dwarf that can capture the nuances of my essence, but must I choose: Grumpy

Zonk! My (Glynis') emoticons have vanished so it may be tricky to answer this one. I will try :despair:

Tre
07-18-2006, 07:55 PM
Dang! I suppose I should have read prior posts, I thought my dwarf question was original.

What dairy product would you be?

Glynis
07-18-2006, 08:17 PM
Dairy product. Hmm. I have a feeling I was lactose intolerant before anyone thought of such a thing.

Probably yogurt. A milk set out to spoil that ferments into something slightly sour but irresistible.

Tre
07-19-2006, 04:23 AM
What mode of transportation would you be?

Zonk
07-19-2006, 05:49 AM
Hemingway?

If not, what kind of landscape are you?

:D:D:D

Glynis
07-19-2006, 06:14 AM
Transportation: If not German philosophy then horse and buggy.

No, not Hemingway - too few words if you ask me... Landscape... Hmm. A well landscaped garden may do. Whether it captures my essence, perhaps you should leave it untended for a while.

scrivener
07-19-2006, 09:52 AM
Hm. I never thought of German philosophy as any form of transportation...

What Weltanchauung?

Glynis
07-19-2006, 02:59 PM
Ah, Weltanschauung, that is a difficult notion to apply to myself, as my world is rapidly changing and the ideas and experiences it encompases shift just as radically.

scrivener
07-19-2006, 03:30 PM
Well then, what philosopher would you be? :Lecture:


Failing that, what clothing?








(Yes, I know. Two questions. I've broken the rules again. :e2tongue: )

Glynis
07-19-2006, 05:29 PM
Though he would flip over backwards to deny any connection between us, the philosopher would be Emerson.

scrivener
07-19-2006, 09:15 PM
What liquor?


I wonder if Freud would say that being lactose intolerant means you hated your mother?

Glynis
07-19-2006, 10:03 PM
It is rumored that I was suckled on gin soaked bread to keep me quiet as a baby... But wine would be a more appropriate answer for me.

Tre
07-20-2006, 01:51 AM
What actor would best capture your essence on film?

Glynis
07-20-2006, 02:21 AM
Johnny Depp - Just because I (Glynis) would put him in anything.

Tre
07-20-2006, 02:51 AM
Johnny Depp - Just because I (Glynis) would put him in anything.

Swoon! I so agree. Depp as Poe would be fantastic!

Glynis
07-20-2006, 03:09 AM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

Good for you, Tre! Poe it is. :poke: You're it.

Tre
07-20-2006, 03:23 AM
Glynis, you are very good at this game. Your cerebral challenges have lifted me out of another poetic day. Thank you.

I am not sure what category best describes me; perhaps icon?

Glynis
07-20-2006, 03:26 AM
Oh, pshaw.

What condiment are you?

Tre
07-20-2006, 04:06 AM
Condiment?

Something acidic and unconventional, like Wow-wow sauce.

Glynis
07-20-2006, 05:36 AM
Wow-wow sauce? Betty Boop?

What brand of coffee are you?

Scrivener will be joining us when deemed an appropriate hour for such trivial pursuits.

Tre
07-20-2006, 06:44 AM
Folger's, good 'til the last drop.

scrivener
07-20-2006, 08:56 AM
I thought you might be Poe. But the heat is upon us here and I thought no more.

Icon? What kind of icon? Entertainment, politics, Blockbuster Writer, poet? Cartoon character? In other words, what medium are you?


Glynis! You've found your little thingeys! :Jump:

Tre
07-20-2006, 10:19 AM
Icon? What kind of icon? Entertainment, politics, Blockbuster Writer, poet? Cartoon character? In other words, what medium are you?

I chose "Icon" because I could fit in many categories: writer, philosopher, teacher, visionary...

Tre
07-20-2006, 10:20 AM
Icon? What kind of icon? Entertainment, politics, Blockbuster Writer, poet? Cartoon character? In other words, what medium are you?

I chose "Icon" because I could fit in many categories: writer, philosopher, teacher, entertainer, visionary...

scrivener
07-20-2006, 11:09 AM
I understand. It's just that the word is so tossed around.

What continent would you be? (Now that we have the dreaded condiment question under control.)

Garrison Keillor?

Tre
07-20-2006, 11:36 AM
Not Keillor, but an expansive prairie might suit me. As far as a continent, I have lived on a few, but I can't imagine being anything but a product of North America.

scrivener
07-20-2006, 11:47 AM
A fashion maven in our midst? :e2file:


What clothing?

Tre
07-20-2006, 11:54 AM
While I don't have a particular style, I did have a favorite black and white striped suit.

scrivener
07-20-2006, 11:59 AM
Are you really a zebra?

What "cat" would you be?

Oh no, are you Barbie?

Tre
07-20-2006, 12:23 PM
Nope, not zebra Barbie. Cat, cat, cat? Caterpillar. Who are YOU?

scrivener
07-20-2006, 02:09 PM
What city would you be?

Glynis
07-20-2006, 02:50 PM
Look what happens when I'm sleeping...

What actor would play you in the made for tv bio pic?

Glynis
07-20-2006, 09:47 PM
That must have been some pajama party. :)

Tre
07-21-2006, 12:35 AM
City? Although I never lived there, I think many people would associate me with San Francisco.

As far as who would portray me in a film, that remains to be seen; there is currently a project in development. If it was for tellivision (with a much lower budget) I think Jerry Van Dyke should at least be given an audition.

Glynis
07-21-2006, 02:59 AM
Jerry Van Dyke... Hmmm. Gilligan?

What motto captures your essence?

Tre
07-21-2006, 03:54 AM
Not Gilligan. Interestingly, Jerry Van Dyke was offered the role of Gilligan before it was offered to Bob Denver.

Motto? Hmmmm. "Tune in, Turn on, Drop out."

scrivener
07-21-2006, 04:54 AM
Mick Jagger?

What musical instrument would you be?

Glynis
07-21-2006, 05:12 AM
I actually guessed Gilligan because Van Dyke didn't get (or accept) the role. That's really my only reference for it.

Timothy Leary?

What illegal (or not so) narcotic would you be?

Tre
07-21-2006, 05:30 AM
Timothy Leary! We have a winner! :Trophy:

scrivener
07-21-2006, 08:01 AM
Do I owe you one, Glynis?:tongue

Glynis
07-21-2006, 02:58 PM
Sorry, I'm not a night owl.

I am a dead writer.

Zonk
07-21-2006, 04:04 PM
What kind of fish are you?

(After having boiled fish for breakfast...)

:D:D:D

scrivener
07-21-2006, 04:07 PM
The prognosis does not sound good. [Sorry, I'm not a night owl, I'm a dead writer.]





What precious or semi-precious stone would you be?

Glynis
07-21-2006, 05:41 PM
Fish? Something served on Friday.

Gem? Sardonyx

scrivener
07-21-2006, 05:57 PM
What city?

Glynis
07-21-2006, 06:10 PM
City? Florence.

scrivener
07-21-2006, 06:23 PM
What occupation, other than writing, of course?

Glynis
07-21-2006, 06:25 PM
Theologian. ;)

Tre
07-22-2006, 12:03 AM
Dante Alighieri?

If not, what cartoon character would you be?

Glynis
07-22-2006, 12:10 AM
Dante Alighieri?

If not, what cartoon character would you be?

:banana: :banana: :banana:

No, Dante would not be a row of dancing banana's, but he was "It."

:poke:

I think we have to make sure Zonk wins the next round!

Tre
07-22-2006, 01:15 AM
We need more Zonk input! Sorry, if I appear to have taken over your game. I'm home sick with not much else to do.

I'm a very dead writer.

Glynis
07-22-2006, 01:51 AM
Oh, no apologies, please! You're very good and we are always looking for more people to play.

So, very dead as opposed to kind of dead?

What kind of shoe are you?

(I hope you feel better!)

Tre
07-22-2006, 02:35 AM
Thank you.

Shoes? A fine pair of poulaines; Italian leather I think, like the ones made by Peter Prince.

Glynis
07-22-2006, 04:08 AM
The shoe of a jester...

What comedian captures your essence?

Tre
07-22-2006, 04:44 AM
comedian...

While there are many who will do anything for a laugh, in the end I think George Carlin would do justice to my essence.

Glynis
07-22-2006, 05:31 AM
George Carlin, eh... Chaucer?

What kind of "cat" are you?

Tre
07-22-2006, 07:06 AM
Unfortunately, I have become a frequently misused catchword.

scrivener
07-22-2006, 10:30 AM
Lenny Bruce?


What hairstyle?

Glynis
07-22-2006, 02:41 PM
What barnyard animal?

Tre
07-22-2006, 05:55 PM
Not Bruce.

Hairstyle? Portraits show me with short hair and a pronounced widow's peak. Sorry, that doesn't help much.

Barnyard animal? A very shrewd barn cat, just like mine (Tre) that caught a squirrel yesterday. I intervened and he reluctantly let the squirrel go, but it was impressive, it was almost as big as the cat! He must have waited hours to make his move. A lot can be learned from his tactics.

Glynis
07-22-2006, 07:57 PM
Wow, a squirrel! Send the kitty over here. Mine are useless, the field mice pass the winter dancing in the walls.

What mythical creature captures your essence?

scrivener
07-22-2006, 09:05 PM
Which of the seven deadly sins would you be? :e2chain:

Tre
07-22-2006, 10:09 PM
Mythical creature? A trickster, as in:

"The trickster is an important archetype in the history of man. He is a god, yet he is not. He is the wise-fool. It is he, through his creations that destroy, points out the flaws in carefully constructed societies of man."

Tre
07-22-2006, 10:13 PM
Which sin? Hmmmmm...

The problem I am running into, is that having actually read the works of my subject, my impressions are different from those commonly held. That being said, most people would consider Wrath to be my sin.

persiphone_hellecat
07-23-2006, 12:22 AM
Jonathan Swift?

Which holiday captures your imagination?

Cool cat by the way ... I will hide my tiny little shih tzus ...

Glynis
07-23-2006, 12:42 AM
Welcome, Persiphone!

Machiavelli?

What current glossy magazine captures your essence?

Zonk
07-23-2006, 12:43 AM
Welcome to The Game, persiphone :Hug2:

What type of weather are you, Tre?

:D:D:D

Tre
07-23-2006, 01:14 AM
Machiavelli! Glynis wins again!

Perhaps now you can understand my conundrum. I don't think of Machiavelli as an advocate, but rather an astute observer of his time.

Greeting Persiphone! You would do well to hide your babies. My two Border Collies live in constant fear of the 14 year-old, 11 pound cat named Buddha.

persiphone_hellecat
07-23-2006, 01:38 AM
Thanks and just call me Persi - everyone does ... Well done, Glynis ...

Glynis
07-23-2006, 04:08 AM
Oh, my, "It" again? Hmm. I'm running a bit dry. Anyone else want to have a go?

Tre
07-23-2006, 04:13 AM
Where is Glynis, I'm going through withdrawals!

Tre
07-23-2006, 04:14 AM
Snap!

Glynis
07-23-2006, 04:22 AM
Okay, this one is going to be tough. Some previous answers may apply, but no, I am not he...

I am a dead writer...

persiphone_hellecat
07-23-2006, 04:23 AM
What color suits you best?

Glynis
07-23-2006, 04:29 AM
Wow, you're quick!

Color: Noir.

Tre
07-23-2006, 04:34 AM
Raymond Chandler?

If not, what style of music would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
07-23-2006, 04:55 AM
In what room of the house are you most comfortable?

Glynis
07-23-2006, 05:01 AM
Style of music? Goth

Room? Bedroom.

Tre
07-23-2006, 05:11 AM
Marquis de Sade?

If not, what animal would you be?

Glynis
07-23-2006, 05:56 AM
Not de Sade, though I have had fingers pointed at me with a similar criticism.

Animal? Something solitary, vanishing, that ultimately needs others... A panda. Not that a bear will help you much.

Tre
07-23-2006, 06:17 AM
What occupation, other than writing, of course? (Cut and pasted from Scrivener--I'm so lazy)

But at least I didn't bring up the dwarves.

persiphone_hellecat
07-23-2006, 06:17 AM
Sylvia Plath?

If not, what kind of flower would you be?

Glynis
07-23-2006, 06:32 AM
Okay, this is the last round of clues for the evening for I (Glynis) will be awakened before six tomorrow.

Occupation: I think the sailor's life has an appeal...

Flower: In today's world most would say the lily, I, on the other hand, might say, violets, gillyflowers, or roses.

persiphone_hellecat
07-23-2006, 06:38 AM
Mary Shelley?


If not, what kind of candy strikes your fancy?

Night Glynis!

scrivener
07-23-2006, 10:55 AM
Sorry, Glynis. I've been in meltdown.

Oscar Wilde?

If not, what theatre in all the world would suit you best?

Glynis
07-23-2006, 04:05 PM
Not Shelly or Wilde.

Candy? A tootsie pop. Sweet on the outside - dark and chewey on the inside.

Theatre? My ego wants to claim Comédie Française, but my heart says a smaller venue - one suited to cabaret.

scrivener
07-23-2006, 05:22 PM
So who would portray you in a movie or TV version of this cabaret?

Glynis
07-23-2006, 05:34 PM
Johnny Depp. ;)

scrivener
07-23-2006, 06:14 PM
This thing you have for Johnny Depp...hmm.

I was going to guess Anne Rice but she doesn't go out in costume much. How about A. Dumas pere?

What clothing?

Glynis
07-23-2006, 10:14 PM
Clothing? A swirling cape.

persiphone_hellecat
07-23-2006, 11:07 PM
What kind of board game would interest you?

Tre
07-23-2006, 11:27 PM
Baudelaire?

If not, what circus act would you be?

Glynis
07-23-2006, 11:40 PM
This thing you have for Johnny Depp...hmm.


What more could you want in a performer? He is very pretty and a fine actor too.

Board game? Maybe Clue, but I think that takes too long.

Circus act? Something that take precision and aims for the mind as well as the heart... Perhaps, knife throwing.

persiphone_hellecat
07-23-2006, 11:55 PM
Poe?

If not, what kind of person would you enjoy as a dinner companion?

Glynis
07-24-2006, 12:28 AM
No, not Poe, but I believe we would have enjoyed sharing a meal.

persiphone_hellecat
07-24-2006, 12:37 AM
What kind of car would you drive?

Glynis
07-24-2006, 12:52 AM
Travel is part of my essence. When in town the livery will do, but if I had to choose a car off today's lot it would be a hybrid out of respect, or is it reverence?

persiphone_hellecat
07-24-2006, 04:38 AM
Jonothan Swift?

If not, what gemstone would you wear in a ring?

Glynis
07-24-2006, 05:01 AM
Diamonds. But perhaps in a necklace that once was false.

persiphone_hellecat
07-24-2006, 06:01 AM
Guy de Maupissant?

If not, what flowers would be in a cut crystal vase on your dining table?

Tre
07-24-2006, 07:33 AM
Cyrano de Bergerac?

If not, what mythical creature would you be?

scrivener
07-24-2006, 09:14 AM
Gaston Leroux?:scared:

What wallpaper?

Glynis
07-24-2006, 02:33 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

And the winner is... Persi! Yes, the writer in question is Guy de Maupassant, one of the founding fathers of the modern short story.

Congratulations. :poke: You're "It."

persiphone_hellecat
07-25-2006, 03:10 AM
Wow how cool! This person is an author gone to that great library in the sky ...

Glynis
07-25-2006, 04:10 AM
What poem would you be?

persiphone_hellecat
07-25-2006, 04:18 AM
I think John Donne would strike my fancy - perhaps The Canonization would be on my reading list ...

Glynis
07-25-2006, 04:41 AM
What shoe?

persiphone_hellecat
07-25-2006, 04:48 AM
Something simple - probably a well-worn top boot

Tre
07-25-2006, 05:44 AM
What illness would best capture your essence?

persiphone_hellecat
07-25-2006, 05:51 AM
Something that would require a period of quarantine or isolation

Tre
07-25-2006, 05:53 AM
What actor would capture your essence in film bio?

persiphone_hellecat
07-25-2006, 05:56 AM
Robert Du Val -- circa Apocolypse Now

Tre
07-25-2006, 06:01 AM
What food?

persiphone_hellecat
07-25-2006, 06:05 AM
I am looking forward to a Thanksgiving dinner at home with family -- with all the trimmings

Tre
07-25-2006, 06:38 AM
Nathaniel Hawthorne?

If not, what animal?

persiphone_hellecat
07-25-2006, 06:49 AM
Yes ... I guess it was too easy ... were you trying to get me to say scarlet fever for the illness?? for the animal maybe a butterfly

Your turn ,..

Tre
07-25-2006, 01:07 PM
I was thinking it would be Jonathan Swift ;), until you mentioned Thanksgiving.

I am most royally dead.

Glynis
07-25-2006, 02:36 PM
Robert Duvall as Hawthorne circa Apocolypse Now, interesting... "You can plow or you can surf"... I can hear Wagner over the carriage wheels.

Congratulations, Tre.

What shoe are you?

scrivener
07-25-2006, 05:56 PM
Gosh,I missed an entire chapter in this cannon of the dead. :gone:


What climate would you be?

Tre
07-25-2006, 10:10 PM
Shoe? Something fashionable, decadent, and suited for a night at the theater. Like embroidered, high-heeled slippers, tied with ribbons.

Tre
07-25-2006, 10:14 PM
Climate--

Dark, cold, with constant drizzle.

Glynis
07-25-2006, 10:21 PM
What insect captures your essence?

Tre
07-25-2006, 10:23 PM
A moth to a flame.

Glynis
07-25-2006, 11:48 PM
Which of the seven dwarves are you?

Tre
07-25-2006, 11:55 PM
Grumpy

persiphone_hellecat
07-26-2006, 01:13 AM
Oscar Wilde?

If not, what flower would you grow in your garden?

Tre
07-26-2006, 02:02 AM
Not Wilde.

In my garden...something unique that quickly fades, or perhaps a night blooming jasmine.

Glynis
07-26-2006, 02:14 AM
What song captures your essence?

persiphone_hellecat
07-26-2006, 03:23 AM
Emily Dickenson?

If not, what kind of toy would amuse you?

Tre
07-26-2006, 04:53 AM
Song? Sober by Tool

Amusing toy? So many I can think of, which can't be posted here.

persiphone_hellecat
07-26-2006, 04:55 AM
Oh My ... Virginia Woolfe?

If not, in what room in the house would we find you?

Tre
07-26-2006, 04:58 AM
No, not Woolfe.

The bedroom would be the obvious choice, but I much prefer being out of my house.

persiphone_hellecat
07-26-2006, 05:01 AM
Poe?

If not, what kind of a hat would you choose?